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How much do I owe him?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Farva, Jul 9, 2010.

  1. Jul 9, 2010 at 6:18 PM
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    Farva

    Farva [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Hey all,

    So a coworker of mine has a sandblaster and I've been needing to strip my front bumper down and reprep/paint it. This guy offered to do it for me, blast it and prime it actually, so I just dropped it off to him. He said just give him a day or two and I can pick it up.

    Just curious what something like should cost being fair to me and him. Really respectable guy that I actually look up too, so I'm gonna offer him a little extra anyway, but just wanted a starting point to go from...

    Here's the bumper.
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    Thanks for any help!
     
  2. Jul 10, 2010 at 5:11 AM
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    RAT PRODUCTS

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    Most likely he isn't gonna take whatever you try to give him. Just be really nice and thankful that he did it for you.
     
  3. Jul 10, 2010 at 5:52 AM
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    Farva

    Farva [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Yea youre probably right, but I dont want to offend the guy. I was just wondering what this would cost had I brought it to a shop to get it done.
     
  4. Jul 10, 2010 at 5:56 AM
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    Jeff3004x4

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    Just get an idea of how long it took him and offer to compensate him accordingly, how much would you work for per hour?
     
  5. Jul 10, 2010 at 6:00 AM
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    larryde09

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    You at least owe him a favor, and some beer.
     
  6. Jul 10, 2010 at 6:10 AM
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    AeroCooper

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    If this was a professional garage doing the work you wouldn't just offer a certain amount that you thought was reasonable, so why try to do that here, right?
    Don't try to guess, just say "Thanks man, so what do I owe ya?" and then add whatever you think is a fair 'tip' if you want to. If he is nice enough to say ah, don't worry about it, then I would say "Are you sure? Thanks!" And then bring him a case of his favorite beverage or some similar token, based on what he likes the next time you see him.
     
  7. Jul 10, 2010 at 6:25 AM
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    Racer78

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    X2
     
  8. Jul 10, 2010 at 6:36 AM
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    Thats a good way to look at it Jeff. Thanks. And you too aero.
     
  9. Jul 10, 2010 at 6:57 AM
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    Beer or a handle of whatever he drinks. Offer to help him out with any bigger projects he may have going on.
     
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